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The Homecoming by John Swinburne

The Homecoming

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The Homecoming by John Swinburne

The Homecoming is a work of fiction which is largely based on the life story of John Douglas who was the author's uncle. John was an adventurer and natural raconteur, and a serial volunteer. In 1910 he opted out of a military campaign in Afghanistan and deserted but went on to participate in another three Wars. In a sense this book is a social history of the early 20th century as well as a story of the extraordinary experiences of John Douglas.

About the Author

The Homecoming is John Swinburne's fourth book - but his first novel. He is a Director of Motherwell Football Club and his first three books were about the History of his Club. John served a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in the shipyards of Glasgow and Engineering Works in Central Scotland. He briefly worked as a freelance journalist in the late 1970s before serving as Commercial Manager at Motherwell F.C. for over 21 years. In February 2003 he founded a new political party for pensioners and eleven weeks later on 1st May 2003 he was elected to the Scottish Parliament when he received well over 17,000 votes. He served as a MSP in Holyrood for four years until 2007 for the Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th June 2012


John Swinburne

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The Choir Press


180 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
First World War fiction



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